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Albemarle Place Update

Last month, Charlottesville Tomorrow unveiled our Transportation Matrix , a comprehensive listing of the area’s major road and transit projects.  However, one project you will not find on that list yet is a long-term plan for the intersection of Hydraulic Road and US 29 . It has been studied in the past and always comes […]

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Kaine’s plan and local government

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s focus is purely on local government and issues in the City and County.  However, I do get lots of questions about Governor Kaine’s ideas on land use and transportation issues and his interest in having the General Assembly grant more authority to local governments.  I thought today’s article in the Washington Post provided […]

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January 2006 MPO Policy Board Meeting

MPO accepts Transportation Funding Options Report, receives feedback on Biscuit Run/Fox Ridge development, and gets an update on Places29 master plan. The Policy Board of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) met on January 18th to discuss the transportation needs of the region. The MPO is the forum for cooperative transportation decision-making among Charlottesville, Albemarle, […]

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County Development Process Under Review

On January 11, 2006, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors held an afternoon worksession to review the entire community development process, the method by which such things as site plans, proffers, rezonings and special use permits are handled in Albemarle.  In the Podcast available below (9MB audio download), you can listen to the staff report […]

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Meadowcreek Pkwy Interchange Meeting

The City of Charlottesville’s 250 Interchange Steering Committee held their second meeting yesterday. This committee is planning the interchange for Route 250, the Meadowcreek Parkway, and McIntire Road.  Information on environmental impacts and the benefits of roundabout intersections was presented, as well as several new conceptual images for the design. The neighboring rescue squad and […]

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Downtown Mall Vehicular Crossing Rejected

Tonight the City Planning Commission voted 5-2 against the opening of a second vehicular crossing on the Downtown Mall indicating such a crossing would not be consistent with the comprehensive plan.  In a follow-up motion that was approved unanimously, the Commission voted to send the following 4 recommendations to City Council: Brian Wheeler Print